Role: Mike Kirby, the Director of Digital Communications, is responsible for the overall web presence and email marketing strategy of the University of Maine and its regional campuses including the University of Maine at Machias. He also oversees content strategy for the University of Maine System (UMS) websites with the Senior Digital Content Specialist for UMS. He assists with branding UMaine and UMS websites through its WordPress content management system, and is passionate about the potential for a robust Internet presence.
Bio: Though born in the deep South, Kirby has always had a love of Maine in his blood. (His great-grandmother was born on Egg Rock Lighthouse Island, and his grandparents met at Bates College.) He received his bachelor’s degree in communication from Georgia State University and moved to Maine in 2000, managing Internet marketing communications for The Jackson Laboratory before joining UMaine in 2014. In 2022 he received his masters in business administration through the Maine Business School at UMaine.